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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:47 pm 
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Ok folks,

I hate to admit it but what is the definition of a jack knife? It appears that most are two blades from one end of the knife, However, I see some that have one blade? Is toothpick a jack knife?, the single blade farmers trapper a jack knife?, the Sway back jack is only one blade and called a jack knife. Is there anything tangible that I can register in this feeble old mind that can put this question to rest.

It seems unclear to me ::disgust::

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:34 pm 
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bonehead wrote:
Ok folks,

I hate to admit it but what is the definition of a jack knife? It appears that most are two blades from one end of the knife, However, I see some that have one blade? Is toothpick a jack knife?, the single blade farmers trapper a jack knife?, the Sway back jack is only one blade and called a jack knife. Is there anything tangible that I can register in this feeble old mind that can put this question to rest.

It seems unclear to me ::disgust::


Compliments of Bernard Levine .


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:51 pm 
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Thank you sir, Seems I need to get Bernards' Book for further reading..

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:08 am 
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And Bonehead--------the Swayback Jack is a two ( 2 ) blade knife------the Swayback Gent,is the one (1) blade you refer to----I like em' both ::nod::

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:57 pm 
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Big Monk,

Very True, My error. The page shown fron Bernard Levines book is even more confusing ::paranoid:: Either, there is many more pages to expound on the subject or I need to forget about a tangible def.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:58 am 
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I believe a jack knife can have one or two (or more) blades opening from one end, such as a trapper or slim trapper, peanut or swayback gent. A jack knife can also have two blades opening from either end, like a large pen knife, such as a muskrat or moose. I guess it has to do with just being too big to be called a pen knife. ::paranoid::


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And I believe Jack DOES know jack about jacks! :mrgreen: ::tu::

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:25 pm 
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Gunstock Jack wrote:
I believe a jack knife can have one or two (or more) blades opening from one end, such as a trapper or slim trapper, peanut or swayback gent. A jack knife can also have two blades opening from either end, like a large pen knife, such as a muskrat or moose. I guess it has to do with just being too big to be called a pen knife. ::paranoid::


Jack, and them ones are pretty ones for sure :P

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:39 pm 
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AND,like Gunstock Jack---that knows Jack---about Jacks ::paranoid:: I agree with you all----here is my latest ""JACK"""


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:10 pm 
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That's right fellas, I do know jack! Here are a couple of my favorite jack knives; a GEC barlow in genuine stag and a stag Bulldog (by Queen) in the fantastic "gunstock" pattern!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:17 pm 
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There all pretty Guys,

This thread reminds me of how I feel about Stag. GEC has to produce the finest Stag knives of anyone that I can think of today. Case seems to have lost that some 15 or more years ago. What do you guys think?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:24 pm 
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Here are a few more contenders for "fav". A trio of gunstocks by Wendell Carson in green camel bone, mastodon ivory, and elephant ivory. A pair of KA-BAR gunstocks in stag and MOP. There was also a green jigged bone made with this 1982 set of three (not pictured). 8)


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Mighty Fine looking gunstocks !!!!!!!_____________Mr. Gunstock Jack ::tu::

And I think you are right about the Case stag,Bonehead,______seems like it's sorta,white/chauky, looking lately----not golden/palomino type,like the little , xx usa, ""Jack"" below ::ds::

By the way Jack----------I'm closing my eyes,everytime I go by that ""Queen Stag""" ------Lord knows,I can't come down with another '""Knife Disease"" ::tounge::


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Very nice stag '32 Monk. ::nod:: I won't post any more picts if you don't... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Monk and Jack - You guys have got to be surviving on dry toast and water. You guys have shown a lot of really nice stags. Think of all the grown up Bambi's it took to make them thar k-nives. They do really look good though.

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